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Twitter Policy

Thank you for visiting the official Ontario Emergency Public Warning System Twitter page (@OntarioWarnings).

Please note that this account should not be used to report emergencies or anything that requires a response. Please call 9-1-1 or your local emergency response number to report an emergency.

The @OntarioWarnings Twitter account is managed by Emergency Management Ontario and the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services Communications Branch.


@OntarioWarnings will post emergency information related to the issuance of Red Alerts, Emergency Information Advisories and Tornado Warnings. During an emergency, the @OntarioWarnings account will be monitored and updated as required.

From time to time, we may post general information and tips on emergency preparedness.

Twitter may occasionally be unavailable and we are not responsible for lack of service.


If you follow @OntarioWarnings, we will not necessarily follow you back. Being followed by us does not imply endorsement of any kind.

Please don’t send us personal information when responding to @OntarioWarnings tweets or when sending other communications to us through Twitter. Any personal information received through the @OntarioWarnings Twitter account will be treated as a communication by you through the Government of Ontario’s website and will be handled by us in accordance with the Government of Ontario’s website Privacy Statement.

@Replies and Direct Messages

We will endeavour to read all @replies and Direct Messages sent to us and, when possible, will respond to them in their language of origin.

Links to External Websites

The Government of Ontario is not responsible for the accuracy of content on external sites which may be linked to from the @OntarioWarnings Twitter account.

Rules of Conduct has rules of conduct that we follow and expect our followers will as well, including that your communications will not:

  • falsely claim to represent a person, organization or entity
  • violate or infringe the rights of another person or entity
  • be abusive, hateful, racist, sexist, harassing, threatening, inflammatory, defamatory, slanderous, knowingly false, obscene, sexually explicit, profane or otherwise objectionable or otherwise in violation of any law, rule or regulation in the sole opinion of Emergency Management Ontario contain personal information about yourself or a third party

Emergency Management Ontario reserves the right to remove any tweets deemed to be in violation of the above rules of conduct.

Any feedback and ideas you provide to us remains yours. However, by providing feedback and ideas to us, you are granting Her Majesty the Queen in right of Ontario (“Ontario”) your permission to collect, use, copy, modify, publish and transmit your feedback and permit others (whether within or outside the Government of Ontario) to do so, without the need to seek further permission from you and without any compensation to you. You also agree to waive any moral rights for the benefit of Ontario in any copyright you hold in and your feedback or ideas.

We are not responsible for any content on any third party website that we may refer you to in any of our communications through Twitter.

This document may be updated from time to time. Please check back regularly to see if there have been any updates.


If you have questions regarding @OntarioWarnings or any of Emergency Management Ontario’s programs, please contact us.